Frequently Asked Questions
The GO! Fabric Cutter includes a free value die that features three shapes on one die board — 4½” Square (4” Finished), 2½” Square (2” Finished), and four 2” Finished Half-Square Triangles. Also included in the box are a die pick, a 6” x 12” Fabric Cutting Mat, a free pattern, and a User’s Manual.
The Studio Fabric Cutter comes with a standard Studio Die Tray, one piece of giant cutting plastic, a fabric cutting die pick, and a user’s manual. Dies may be ordered separately or Studio Starter Sets are available that include the Studio Fabric Cutter and some of our most popular dies.
The GO! Baby Fabric Cutter comes with a user’s manual — dies and mats are not included. We offer the Value die available for purchase. Click here to see more details on the GO! Value Fabric Cutting Die: http://www.accuquilt.com/go-shop/dies/geometric/go-value-die.html
AccuQuilt rebranded the original GrandeMARK Roller Die Cutting Machine to reinforce our commitment to quilting enthusiasts and named it the AccuQuilt Studio Fabric Cutter. GrandeMARK dies are compatible with the Studio Fabric Cutter.
GO! Cutting Mats can last for hundreds of cuts on both sides before needing to be replaced depending upon the shape you’re cutting. You can extend its life by rotating and flipping the fabric cutting mat and not cutting in the same place each time. Dies with extensive blades such as the GO! Rag dies will wear mats out more quickly. If you start to experience inconsistent cuts, it’s likely your fabric cutting cutting mat needs to be replaced.
Replacement needs will depend on usage. You can extend the cutting plastic’s life by using both sides of the plastic and not cutting in the same place each time. Fabric cutting dies with extensive blades such as the rag dies will wear out plastics more quickly. The tray will last longest if you cut with the dies placed to the outside edges instead of in the center of the tray. We recommend the tray be replaced at least once a year depending on usage. If you start to experience inconsistent cuts, it’s likely your plastic and/or tray needs to be replaced.
GO! dies are designed to fit in the GO! and GO! Baby Fabric Cutters, as well as, in the Studio Fabric Cutter with a GO! Die Adapter. Shop for GO! die adapters here: http://www.accuquilt.com/cutting-dies/go-die-adapters-for-studio.html
To assist you in knowing which GO! dies are compatible with the GO! Baby Fabric Cutter, you can simply check our GO! Fabric Cutting Die and Cutter Compatibility Chart. In addition, each GO! die product page has a check box indicating if that particular die is compatible with the GO! Baby Fabric Cutter.
Custom dies are available for both the GO! and Studio Fabric Cutters. To receive a free quote, please call Customer Service at 888.258.7913 or visit http://www.accuquilt.com/customdies for Studio custom dies and http://www.accuquilt.com/gocustomdies for GO! custom dies.
You can cut all types of fabrics including cotton, batik, flannel, fleece, wool, and denim although the number of layers of each fabric you can cut is determined by its thickness and type. Always start with fewer layers and build up.
On the Studio Fabric Cutter, you can cut up to ten layers of 100% cotton fabric at one time. On the GO! and GO! Baby Fabric Cutters, you can cut up to six layers. The number of layers you are able to cut with other types of fabric depends on the thickness and density of the fabric plus the intricacy of the die design. We recommend trying some test cuts to determine how many layers work best with each type of fabric and die combination.
You can cut other materials as fusible web and small amounts of paper with AccuQuilt dies. We recommend keeping this practice to a minimum and that you treat your Studio and GO! Fabric Cutter dies like you would your fabric cutting scissors.
For ease of cutting, the shapes on the dies are angled slightly to keep the blades from running parallel through the roller. Think of it as a speed bump — you angle head on.
AccuQuilt suggests that you line your fabric according to the shape on the fabric cutting die board, not the die board itself. If the blades on the dies are at an angle you should angle your fabric and just cover the blades. This will ensure the fabric grain is aligned with the shapes’ edges and helps to minimize fabric waste.
AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter products are available for wholesale pricing to quilt retail shops and online businesses. If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact our Client Support team at 888.258.7913 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, the Studio Fabric Cutter products are not available for wholesale.
If you placed your order online prior to March 2nd, 2011, please contact our Client Support team at 888.258.7913 for further information.
If you placed your order online after March 2nd, 2011, you can view the status of your order by logging into your account and viewing My Orders.
In order to download free patterns at accuquilt.com, simply create an account and place the desired patterns in your Shopping Cart. Proceed to Checkout and place an order. Once you have placed your order, log back into your account and you will be able to download those free patterns by clicking on My Downloadable Products.
To find the nearest GO! Authorized Retailer, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Retail Store Locator link. For best results, include your full address or at least the city and state/province in the search field. Searching only by a state, province, or country name will not provide you a complete list of retailers.
If your gift certificate was purchased prior to March 2, 2011, please contact our Client Support team to redeem your gift certificate. If your gift certificate was purchased after March 2, 2011, you are able to redeem it online. Once you are on the Shopping Cart screen, enter the gift card code under the Gift Cards section. Then proceed to Checkout.